New Students

Principal's Welcome Ceremony

In these annual University ceremonial events, Principal Peter Mathieson welcomes all new students to the University community.

Graduation day inside of the recently refurbished McEwan Hall

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Mathieson, officially welcomed all new students to the annual ‘Principal’s Welcome Ceremony’ to mark the start of their new academic journey.


Watch the recording of the 14.30 Ceremony here:

Video: Principal's Welcome Ceremony 2019
We are so delighted that you are joining us to study and by watching this spectacular event, you will get the unique opportunity to witness the traditional academic procession through the magnificent McEwan Hall, be officially welcomed to your new University community by Professor Peter Mathieson and from the current Student Presidents of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association and the Edinburgh University Sports Union.


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